Here are some more training opportunities available……
MAINE ASSOCIATON FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN
2015 Fall MAEYC Conference: Meeting Standards Through Play
Saturday, October 3rd, 9:00AM-3:00PM at Bowdoin College, Brunswick
New Standards!!?? Whatever happened to play??!!
Please join us as Sue Reed, Maine Department of Education Early Childhood Consultant, introduces us to the new Maine Early Learning Development Standards and Martha Eshoo, Ed.M, Instructor of Human Development, Arts and Sciences, Wheelock College, examines the importance of play in learning (and meeting standards!)
Network, share your play policies, and tour the Bowdoin College Children’s Center during lunch. After lunch join colleagues to explore play, learning, and standards in two of the following domains: Literacy, science and math, physical and health, creative arts, social and emotional, and disabilities.
MAINE ROADS TO QUALITY
Maine Roads to Quality is excited to present Symposium 2015: Full STEAM Ahead! This year’s symposium will focus on the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math in early childhood and school age settings, including family child care, child care centers, Head Start, public preschool, before and after schools programs, and infant and toddler caregivers.
We hope to see you there!
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:00 – 3:00
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive, Augusta
MAINE AUDUBON TRAINING
Sharing Nature and Play Everyday
Workshop for Educators and Caregivers of Children Ages 2 to 6 years old
It can be challenging to incorporate nature and play into your everyday routine and accomplish all your other goals. This workshop will provide ideas and strategies to support academic goals and social-emotional learning using nature education and play. We will address challenges and obstacles to incorporating nature and play into the daily routine, as well as provide ample resources, activities and concepts to help guide you as you begin to see the positive effects daily doses of play and nature have on the children.
All who engage with children between 2 and 6 years old will find the activities and concepts covered in this workshop very accessible and ready to be implemented the next day!
Whether you are in a rural or urban environment, access to nature is always possible. Opportunities for play can be easily woven into your day. Play and the natural world are two wonderful means of nurturing children’s imagination, problem solving skills and sense of self. A trusting, safe community is an essential ingredient in this learning.
This will be a hands-on, active and playful workshop.
Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 – Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm